Tragedy audiobooks

A Dog of Flanders
"Nello and Patrasche were left all alone in the world." So begins the poignant story of the two orphans who were to become inseparable companions. They were Nello, an orphaned youth, and Patrasche, the dog which he and his grandfather saved from near death one day. The tale takes place outside of Antwerp, and so popular has this story become that there is a commemorative statue of Nello and Patrasche standing in the village yet today. The story is powerful, and masterfully written by Marie Louise de la Ramée under the pseudonym Ouida.
Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien - Ein dramatisches Gedicht
Don Karlos, Infant von Spanien ist ein Drama von Friedrich Schiller. Es behandelt vordergründig politisch-gesellschaftliche Konflikte – so die Anfänge des Achtzigjährigen Krieges, in dem die niederländischen Provinzen ihre Unabhängigkeit von Spanien erkämpften – und familiär-soziale Intrigen am Hofe von König Philipp II.

Sektion 00 - Widmung in der Rheinischen Thalia - Vorrede in der Rheinischen Thalia - Fussnote in der Thalia: Text 1
Sektionen 01 - 19 - Ein dramatisches Gedicht: Text 2
Sektionen 20 - 24 - Briefe ueber Don Carlos: Text 1
Revenger's Tragedy
"When the bad bleeds, then is the tragedy good." The Revenger's Tragedy is a bloody Jacobean drama centering on Vindici, whose beloved has been murdered by the Duke. Aided by his brother Hippolito, Vindici plans to take revenge not only on the Duke, but on his lecherous Duchess (who is having an affair with her stepson, Spurio) and his sons Lussurioso (Lust), Ambitioso (Ambition), and Supervacuo (Excess). The play was published anonymously in 1606 and for several centuries was attributed to Cyril Tourneur; more recent scholarship has pointed to Thomas Middleton as the likely author. The play was part of the vogue for revenge tragedy in late 16th and early 17th century England, and has oft...
The Kreutzer Sonata
Publication of The Kreutzer Sonata in 1889 was a significant intellectual event worldwide. Censored in Russia, it set off an explosive debate in Europe, America, and Asia on matters relating to sexual abstinence and the hypocrisy of marriage. The novella emphasizes Tolstoy's controversial view on sexuality, which asserts that physical desire is an obstacle to relations between men and women and may result in tragedy. The Kreutzer Sonata has been recognized as among the best examples of Tolstoy's art of storytelling.(Introduction by Dorlene Kaplan)
Oedipus Rex (Murray Translation)
"Oedipus Rex" (Ancient Greek: Οἰδίπους Τύραννος, Oidipous Tyrannos), also known as "Oedipus the King" or "Oedipus the Tyrant," is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed about 429 BC (noted classicist Gilbert Murray, translator of this version of the play, rendered the title as "Oedipus, King of Thebes"). It was the second in order of Sophocles's composition of his three plays dealing with Oedipus. Thematically, however, it was the first in the trilogy's historical chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. "Oedipus the King" tells the story of Oedipus, a man who becomes the king of Thebes, whilst in the process unwittingly fulfilling a prophecy that ...
Faust: Der Tragödie erster Teil
Der erste Teil der Tragödie Faust, erstmals erschienen 1808, gilt als das bedeutendste und meistzitierte Werk der deutschen Literatur. Die Handlung spielt in Deutschland zur Wende des 16. Jahrhunderts, und bringt viele grundsätzliche gesellschaftliche Fragen und Themen zur Sprache, die auch heute noch modern sind.Heinrich Faust, ein nicht mehr junger, angesehener Forscher und Lehrer, zieht eine selbstkritische Lebensbilanz. Er ist beruflich und privat unzufrieden. Tief deprimiert und lebensmüde geworden, verspricht Faust dem Teufel Mephisto seine Seele, wenn es diesem gelingen sollte, ihn von seiner Unzufriedenheit zu befreien und für stetige Abwechslung zu sorgen. Mephisto ist bestrebt, ...
Tragedy of Macbeth (Version 2)
Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. It is considered one of his darkest and most powerful tragedies. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corroding psychological and political effects produced when its protagonist, the Scottish lord Macbeth, chooses evil as the way to fulfill his ambition for power. He commits regicide to become king and then furthers his moral descent with a reign of murderous terror to stay in power, eventually plunging the country into civil war. In the end, he loses everything that gives meaning and purpose to his life before losing his life itself.

King Arthur
A retelling of the classic legend of King Arthur, Guinevere & Sir Lancelot.
Yorkshire Tragedy
A Yorkshire Tragedy: Not So New as Lamentable and True (1619) tells the gruesome tale of Walter Calverly who stabbed his wife and killed his two young sons in April 1605. This recording is based on the text of the second quarto, which was attributed to William Shakespeare on its title page.

This transcription is based on the 1619 quarto at the Boston Public Library. Students completed the transcription in the fall of 2013 for English 422 (Seminar on
Büchse der Pandora
Die Büchse der Pandora ist eine Tragödie in drei Aufzügen von Frank Wedekind. Sie ist die Fortsetzung von Wedekinds Tragödie Erdgeist. Beide Stücke wurden von Wedekind später als Bühnenfassung in einem Stück mit dem Titel Lulu. Tragödie in 5 Aufzügen mit einem Prolog zusammengefasst. (Zusammenfassung von Wikipedia)